Madras War CemeteryCurrently Closed
- Address: Mount Poonamalle High Rd, Poonthottam Colony, Nandambakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600032, India
- Timings: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +91-9840668058
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: War Memorial, Cemetery, Family And Kids
Cemeteries can be a beautiful place to visit and the Madras War Cemetery proves that just right. This is the place where several icons and legends rest in peace. It was created for the purpose of receiving Second World War graves from many civil and cantonment cemeteries across the eastern and southern parts of India where the graves’ permanent maintenance was not possible. This Chennai in attraction is an establishment of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC). An oasis of peace and heroism awaits your visit!
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0.99% of people who visit Chennai include Madras War Cemetery in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
35.56% of people start their Madras War Cemetery visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Madras War Cemetery
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Madras War Cemetery
It is a graveyard of first and second world war civilians. 667 Graviers are there and it is maintained by Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Very beautiful place, usually people will have fear to go to the cemetery but here it is like a garden and maintenance is far excellent.
The Madras War Cemetery, right in the heart of the city of Chennai, is a recognition of the glory as well as horrors of the war our ancestors have fought to make this world a more peaceful place. In short, it houses the last remains of around 855 martyrs who laid down their precious lives at the battlefronts in the devastating Second World War and also a Memorial stone for 1000 more who died fighting in the Great War before that. In 1952, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and the Indian Government together established this cemetery to commemorate those who died to save our lives. Among the tombstones, there are three non-World War martyrs and a small memorial for a sea merchant as well. It must be remembered that the headstones are not only of soldiers who fought but of doctors, nurses and other support staffs as well. Top class maintenance by the authorities has kept the cemetery in great shape. Even though it has its roots in a sad and bloody past, the cemetery lawn feels like a serene and peaceful place for the dead to rest. It hosts the Armistice Day homage every year on November 11 with wreath offerings and Guard of Honours. Anybody interested in war-time history or wants to pay their respect to the martyrs should visit the Madras War Cemetery. It is not only a remembrance but a tangible proof of the cost of war.
It's a piece of land holding history. Well maintained by the staff. You are allowed to click photo only by mobile. Sadly the locals people are making it's a photoshoot location. Please respect those who died for our freedom.
Good place , visible from traffic. Very calm and greenery place..
Madras Memorial of the First World War, is situated at the rear of the cemetery. The memorial is styled on the lines of a "Lawn Cemetery". The memorial does not contain any buried dead-bodies, but has plaques with the names of many British soldiers who died in both the World Wars, with the inscription "Their name liveth for evermore". It bears the names of more than 1,039 servicemen who died during the First World War and lie in many civil and cantonment cemeteries in various parts of India where it is not possible to maintain their graves in perpetuity.